About the role:
Due to a recent acquisition we have a new exciting conjugation programme and as
part of that we are looking to recruit a highly motivated Associate Scientist
highly motivated Associate Scientist with experience in immunohistochemistry to
join our Imaging team at Abcam in Cambridge. You will be responsible for the
validation of new products in singleplex and multipex immunohistochemistry
The ideal candidate will have experience in manual and automated
immunohistochemistry (Leica BOND, and/or Ventana platforms) and knowledge of
antibody validation. Experience in IHC multiplexing methods is desirable.
The imaging team is, part of the Antibody Validation and Characterization Group
and plays a key role in the validation and characterization of new antibody and
Abcam core products.
Roles and responsibilities:
* Firm understanding of principles, literature and methods within
immunohistochemistry (IHC) fieldExperimental design and execution of IHC
single and multiplex assays
* Imaging and analysis of tissue sections using manual and automated
microscopy in brightfield and fluorescence (Leica Aperio AT2, Leica SP8)
* Accurately recording experimental details in Lab notebooks or the Batch
Manufacturing Record (BMR) system.
* Be proactive in their validation, optimisation and documentation and take
responsibility for validating new assay protocols and their integration
into standard work streams.
* Actively seek to improve testing conditions for individual antibody
products and product groups to best demonstrate their performance.
* Help to establish and maintain high quality standards during experimental
processes and record keeping.
* Abide by laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and keep
accurate Batch Manufacturing Records (BMRs).
* Experience in immunohistochemistry (manual and automated process)
* Msc in a life sciences field or equivalent qualification.
* Experience with imaging platform including confocal microscopy, High-
Content imaging system.
* Experience in using antibody reagents and a strong scientific
understanding of processes involved in their development.
* Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise,
multitask and work to deadlines.
* Be a team player; facilitate open and constructive communication within
the team and other teams within the company across the globe.
Phd in a life sciences field or equivalent qualification. Experien
working within the Life Science Industry
Automation experience Experience in writing and reviewing SOPs and
assessments. Ability to demonstrate evidence of managing multiple projec
If this sounds like you and you d like to be a part of a fast paced, growin
business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved
brand in life sciences please apply now!
Pay and Benefits
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible
benefits package (including our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks full paid
maternity leave and 6 weeks full paid paternity leave), a culture focused on
well-being and opportunities for growth and development, and a highly flexible
What s more, as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer, we are recognized globally as
organization that s diverse, inclusive and supports women in the
An idea conceived in a University of Cambridge laboratory in 1998, Abcam
plc (www.abcamplc.com) began life as an innovative and entrepreneurial
start-up, spearheaded by like-minded individuals who shared a common purpose of
providing the scientific community with quality antibody reagents, as well as
trustworthy and up-to-date information about their uses and limitations. Abcam
has now grown to become a leading supplier of protein research tools to life
scientists, whilst always maintaining the core collaborative values assumed at
Abcam now supports life science researchers in their quest to understand the
cause of disease and ultimately offer improvements to diagnoses and treatments.
To achieve this outcome, the company both develops and manufactur
own products in specialist facilities across the globe, and sources
over 400 partners, offering scientists the newest, most innovative and highest
quality research tools available globally, regardless of source. With a
customer base of research scientists who require high performance products with
detailed technical specifications, 64% of global researchers use Abcam
Inclusion & Diversity
Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions
without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed,
gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
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